Asthm The Causes And Symptoms Of

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Asthma is a chronic long-term disease that affects breathing tubes that carry air in and out of the lung, it can further be defined as a persistent inflammatory disorder that is linked up with physiological abnormalities in the airways, which can be a variable airflow limitation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). The physiological uneasiness in the airways can be variable symptoms like chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough or wheeze. In some case, these symptoms can be mild or even absent, and, on the other hand, the symptoms can be severe and worsen acutely which leads to an asthma exacerbation. (1) Asthma begins in bronchi which can be developed through inherited allergies, atopy, exposure to certain allergens, viruses and irritants …show more content…
There are different ways to handle asthma, this includes avoiding and identifying allergens which trigger the symptoms. The usage of drug therapies and recommended monitor by using a flow measure. The device allows a person to measure the amount of air that is pushed out through the lungs, once the airflow is decreased, it is best recommended to change drug plans, change of environment and different asthma medication. An effective medication for asthma treatment includes quick-relief medicines, long-term control medicines, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR). Quick-relief medicines are taken at the first sign of symptoms for immediate relief which includes inhalation of beta2-agonists and anticholinergics, but they do not mediate the airway difficulties that cause the attack they only suppress the attack for a short period of time. Long-term asthma control drugs are usually taken daily, the medication keeps asthma attack under control on a daily basis and make it less likely to cause an asthma attack. The drugs include inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene modifiers and combination inhalers (4) Drugs like corticosteroids have side effects like cataracts due to long term

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